Most Popular Portuguese-Language Feature Films

1. City of God (2002) City of God (2002)
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Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer. Dir: Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund With: Alexandre Rodrigues, Matheus Nachtergaele, Leandro Firmino Crime | Drama 130 mins.
2. Elite Squad (2007) Elite Squad (2007)
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1997, Captain Nascimento has to find a substitute for his occupation while trying to take down drug dealers and criminals before the Pope comes to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Dir: José Padilha With: Wagner Moura, André Ramiro, Caio Junqueira Action | Crime | Drama | Thriller 115 mins.
3. Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2010) Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2010)
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After a prison riot, former-Captain Nascimento, now a high ranking security officer in Rio de Janeiro, is swept into a bloody political dispute that involves government officials and paramilitary groups. Dir: José Padilha With: Wagner Moura, Irandhir Santos, André Ramiro Action | Crime | Drama | Thriller 115 mins.
4. City of Men (2007) City of Men (2007)
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Best buddies Acerola and Laranjinha, about to turn 18, discover things about their missing fathers' pasts which will shatter their solid friendship, in the middle of a war between rival drug gangs from Rio's favelas. Dir: Paulo Morelli With: Douglas Silva, Darlan Cunha, Jonathan Haagensen Crime | Drama 106 mins.
5. From Beginning to End (2009) From Beginning to End (2009)
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Two brothers develop a very close relationship as they are growing up in an idyllic and happy family. When they are young adults their relationship becomes very intimate, romantic, and sexual. Dir: Aluizio Abranches With: Júlia Lemmertz, Fábio Assunção, Jean Pierre Noher Drama | Romance 94 mins.
6. Rio, I Love You (2014) Rio, I Love You (2014)
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A series of short films set in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janero. Dir: Vicente Amorim, Guillermo Arriaga With: Ryan Kwanten, Rodrigo Santoro, Jason Isaacs Drama | Romance
7. The Way He Looks (2014) The Way He Looks (2014)
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Leonardo is a blind teenager searching for independence. His everyday life, the relationship with his best friend, Giovana, and the way he sees the world change completely with the arrival of Gabriel. Dir: Daniel Ribeiro With: Ghilherme Lobo, Fabio Audi, Tess Amorim Drama | Romance 95 mins.
8. Lower City (2005) Lower City (2005)
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Lifelong friends Deco and Naldinho, who own a small steaming boat in Bahia, meet strip-dancer Karinna. Both men fall for her and their friendship is deeply shattered. Dir: Sérgio Machado With: Alice Braga, Wagner Moura, Lázaro Ramos Drama 98 mins.
9. Carandiru (2003) Carandiru (2003)
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Brazilian MD Drauzio Varella starts AIDS prevention in Brazil's largest prison, Carandiru, in São Paulo... Dir: Hector Babenco With: Enrique Diaz, Wagner Moura, Caio Blat Drama | Crime 145 mins.
10. House of Sand (2005) House of Sand (2005)
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A woman is taken along with her mother in 1910 to a far-away desert by her husband, and after his passing, is forced to spend the next 59 years of her life hopelessly trying to escape it. Dir: Andrucha Waddington With: Fernanda Montenegro, Fernanda Torres, Ruy Guerra Drama 115 mins.